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Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Second Edition

November 2015 | 320 pages | Learning Matters

This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient.

New to this edition:

·         two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system

·         updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE

·         refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice. 

Assessing, Recognising and Responding to Acute and Critical Illness
The Breathless Patient
The Patient Who Needs Respiratory Support
The Patient with Chest Pain
The Patient with Acute Renal Problems
The Patient with Acute Endocrine Disorders
The Patient in Pain
The Patient in Shock
The Patient with Sepsis and Distributive Shock
The Patient with Acute Confusion or Delirium
The Patient with Altered Consciousness
The Patient with Physiological Trauma
Conclusion: Lessons Learned - An Action Plan for Practice

'The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis'. Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby. 

Fiona Davies
University of Derby
Fiona Davies

Clear and structured layout, easy to follow. Explanations of specific acute conditions clear and concise.

Miss angie louise keeling
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
July 28, 2021

The difference between the
responsibility and authority for Critical Care nurses in UK and in DK is to big.... the level is not high enough - maybe to basic.

Mrs Birgitte Tørring
Accounting , University College Northern Denmark, act2learn HEALTH
August 1, 2016

Nice, clear and precise information. Easy to understand and relevant to course.

Mrs Fleur Bowater
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
April 4, 2016

This is an excellent book for the undergraduate students. It's simple to read and relate theory to practice. The practice related learning activities throughout the book would be beneficial for the student nurses.

Mrs Neeru Viraj
Nursing, Wolverhampton University
December 11, 2015

Excellent text with good scenarios to help student nurses understanding

Mrs Beryl Ann Cooledge
College Road, Bangor University
April 19, 2016

Excellent basic texbook, with links to NMC essential skills clusters

Miss Gabby Rowley-Conwy
Department of Nursing, Swansea University
October 9, 2015